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FUTEK Featured on Shark Week's "Shark School" Episode
Release Date: 7/31/2017

IRVINE, Calif. -On Sunday, July 30, 2017, the Discovery Channel's Shark Week wrapped up with a special episode "Shark School with Michael Phelps". The production team engineers at Peacock Productions used three FUTEK Donut/Through Hole load cells as well as FUTEK instrumentation to test a great white sharks bite force. 

The three LTH500 Donut/Through Hole Load Cells were placed in a special mold that mimicked the shark's prey. By combining the IHH500 Digital Hand Held Display, IAC200 4 Channel Summing Junction Box with the load cell setup, the production team was able to accurately measure the force of the great white shark's bite.

The shark's bite registered at 10,000 N, which is equivalent to a car crashing into a wall at 100 miles per hour. The force reading was unprecedented, as it was the first actual shark bite to register above 6,000 N.

About Peacock Productions: Peacock Productions is a nonfiction production company that combines the editorial expertise, technical resources, and seasoned talent of NBC Universal to create series, events, and live specials for global audiences. Peacock Productions reaches more than 300 million people worldwide every year across broadcast, cable, syndication, and emerging platforms with its award-winning specials and series. For more info visit here.

About FUTEK: FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is a U.S. Manufacturer of load cells, torque sensors, pressure sensors, multi-axis sensors and related instruments and software. Located in Southern California, FUTEK has built a reputation as a quality provider of test and measurement tools. As the Sensor Solution Source, FUTEK supplies test and measurement products to many industries, especially medical, robotic, and aerospace.


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